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2.0 inch drop too much?

I'm looking at some Tein S-Tech Springs, and it says they drop 2.0 and 1.7. Is that too much? Does anyone have any pictures of it?

My friend tells me to go only 1.5 and 1.4, but if I do, then I will have to go with the same springs as my friend, which I don't really want to cause I like Tein. Anyone have any suggestions?

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I'm looking at some Tein S-Tech Springs, and it says they drop 2.0 and 1.7. Is that too much? Does anyone have any pictures of it?

My friend tells me to go only 1.5 and 1.4, but if I do, then I will have to go with the same springs as my friend, which I don't really want to cause I like Tein. Anyone have any suggestions?
Unless you do 18/19in wheels, it wont look good. Drop 1-1.5in and thats enough. I did H&R sport springs on my cl-s 6spd i previously owned. was 1.5"frt/1.3"rr. I had 18in Volk SE-37A's. Here are a few pix to give you and idea. The spring part numbers are the same for both cars by most spring makers.

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anything less than a 2" drop on a 6th gen isnt even worth the money youll spend to get the springs and shocks, or whatever set up you buy.
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So u think i should have gone lower on my acura? hell no...lol. Thats stupid.

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problem is, you will have to realign all the wheels. the positive camber from a resulting drop will wear your tires out in no time.
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So u think i should have gone lower on my acura? hell no...lol. Thats stupid.
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Different cars. Yours looked good, but 6thGen Accords still have big gaps (especially the front) with a 1.5" drop.

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Different cars. Yours looked good, but 6thGen Accords still have big gaps (especially the front) with a 1.5" drop.
There are same suspension. Part numbers for aftermarket springs are even the same. The reason for more gap is because stock the accord v6 coupe gets 16's whereas the cl got 17.

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So u think i should have gone lower on my acura? hell no...lol. Thats stupid.
i said 6th gen, as in an accord. an accord =/= a cl.

and since you asked, personally, yes, i think you shouldve went lower, but thats just me. also, could you please tell me how going lower than 2" is stupid? id really like to know.

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problem is, you will have to realign all the wheels. the positive camber from a resulting drop will wear your tires out in no time.
how is an needing an alignment a problem? also, you get negative camber when you lower a car, not positive, and no, it wont entirely cause your tires to wear out quickly. toe will. sure youll get camber wear if you have camber, but its nothing really to worry about. if you care about having camber, buy a camber kit, simple as that.

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There are same suspension. Part numbers for aftermarket springs are even the same.
thats because aftermarket spring/coilover companies save money by just listing it as for everything it will fit on, instead of individually testing and making specific shit for each specific car.

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The reason for more gap is because stock the accord v6 coupe gets 16's whereas the cl got 17.
the 16's also have a lager sidewall tire, so no, smaller wheels are not the reason for more wheel gap.

you also kind of contradict yourself by first saying that its the same suspension and then saying one has more wheel gap than the other. that doesnt make sense.



back ot tho, the tein springs would be fine for the op id say.
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i did the eibach pro-kit and KYB-GR2 shocks w/eibach sways to boot. 2.25in. drop IIRC. pix in my intro thread if you wanna check it out.

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Alright, so I have decided on the type of springs I will be purchasing. I'm planning on purchasing the Tein S-Techs, that supposedly drop 2.0 and 1.7 on back I believe? Now, I was wondering do I need a camber kit for this?

Also, how much should I pay my friend for doing this? He is helping me with this modification cause I don't have the tools for this. I've heard around 50-60$ to 150-200 at dealers. I need help with this, thanks again everyone.
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Alright, so I have decided on the type of springs I will be purchasing. I'm planning on purchasing the Tein S-Techs, that supposedly drop 2.0 and 1.7 on back I believe? Now, I was wondering do I need a camber kit for this?

Also, how much should I pay my friend for doing this? He is helping me with this modification cause I don't have the tools for this. I've heard around 50-60$ to 150-200 at dealers. I need help with this, thanks again everyone.
That sounds very reasonable to be charging you under $100 for installation; I actually think that's a steal! You're going to need a camber kit eventually, if you're going to get coilovers just do it right the first time! You can ride without a camber kit for a little bit, but in due time you will need it..
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alright, any suggestions for the camber kit? ANd thanks vixen for the advice. ^^
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You won't really "need" a camber kit, but it won't hurt anything. As sketch_o5 stated, toe will ruin your tires sooner than negative camber and toe can be corrected without a camber kit. Again, you can look at the other thread you started about springs to see pics of my car with the S-techs and DIY boat mod.

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I don't NEED one, but.. if I do get one... any specific brand that I should go? Thanks.

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Most people ride with the SPC camber kit. <<

I'm gonna be getting those after I get my coilovers..which I think is gonna be in 504549349 years..LOL!

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